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Seminar on the topic of “Right to privacy in the age of cyber: positive obligations of states with respect to mass surveillance”

In her report presenter gave an overview of positive obligations of states with respect to mass surveillance.

Seminar on the topic of “Right to privacy in the age of cyber: positive obligations of states with respect to mass surveillance”

The report was focused on obligations such as positive obligation to create a legal framework for the effective protection of privacy rights against interference or attacks, obligation to investigate this interference or attacks regardless of whether they come from the state itself, foreign states, or private actors.

In the presentation both existing practice and legal requirements for mass data collection schemes were overviewed. The first part was devoted to content of positive obligations within the light of international human rights law and ECHR jurisprudence. The second part was focused on current events, development of bulk data collection technologies and potential violations of tracking apps from positive obligations standpoint.